The third annual Memorial Day Parade to honor the residents of Wisconsin Veterans Home Union Grove will be held on Monday, May 30.

All interested participants are asked to meet from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Racine County Fairgrounds. Participants are asked to use the Highway 45 fairgrounds entrance.

Participants are invited to decorate their vehicles with signs thanking the veterans, and to wave flags out the windows.

The vehicles will leave the fairgrounds at approximately 2 p.m. and travel on Highway 11 and Highway C to the grounds of Southern Wisconsin Center and the Wisconsin Veterans Home.

The parade will include vehicles from the Kansasville Fire Department and Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department. The parade will pass Boland Hall, Gates Hall, and Fairchild Hall where residents will be outside or watching out the windows.

The parade will drive through the adjacent Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, which will be decorated for Memorial Day weekend with 23,000 flags on the graves of our fallen heroes. The parade will make a final pass through the Wisconsin Veterans Home to be sure that all the residents are able to watch.

Participants, in addition to area Fire Departments, will be the American Legion, the VFW, motorcycle clubs from Wisconsin and Illinois, vintage car owners, and anyone who wants to honor the veterans.

For more information, contact committee member David Bart at 847-691-3901 or Ellen Jante at 262-492-2439.